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Rose Josephine Blanda
  • June 07, 1961
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  • March 23, 2021

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Rose Josephine Blanda, 59, passed away March 23, 2021, at Health Park Hope Hospice House, in Fort Myers, FL. Born June 07, 1961 in Brooklyn, NY., she was the daughter of James Ambrose Blanda and Rose Mangiarotti. Rosie was both a restaurant owner and professional card dealer. She is survived by her sister, Vivian Valentine, and brother in law, John Mark Valentine, of Fort Myers, FL., niece, Jennifer Marie Morris of Sugarland, TX., and nephews, Daniel James Upp of Livermore, CA., and Benjamin Joseph Upp of Colorado Springs, CO. Rosie loved people, gambling, and classic rock and roll. She won many trophies playing adult baseball, bowling, and gambling. She was kind hearted and generous. Rosie had a great sense of humor, and loved to make people laugh. She loved animals, and had 3 cats and 4 dogs in her lifetime. “We will miss her very much.”


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  1. Kathy Merlo lit a candle:
    11 Aug 2021
    Lit since August 11, 2021 at 8:57:28 PM

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    11 Aug 2021
    Lit since August 11, 2021 at 8:54:52 PM

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    10 Aug 2021
    Lit since August 10, 2021 at 8:56:54 PM

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    06 Apr 2021
    Lit since April 6, 2021 at 4:19:08 PM

  5. Katherine Lawlor lit a candle:
    05 Apr 2021
    Lit since April 5, 2021 at 4:44:29 AM

  6. Katherine Lawlor posted an image:
    05 Apr 2021
    Had lunch at Doc Fords on the wather in Ft. Myers. Rosie loved the food and she had a great time walking around and seeing all of the sights. Rosie i will miss you very much and you always could make me smile. I will miss you very much. Love you, R.I.P go and find some slots and play.
    Had lunch at Doc Fords on the wather in Ft. Myers. Rosie loved the food and she had a great time walking around and seeing all of the sights. Rosie i will miss you very much and you always could make me smile. I will miss you very much. Love you, R.I.P go and find some slots and play.

  7. Jessica lit a candle:
    05 Apr 2021
    Lit since April 5, 2021 at 4:05:34 AM

  8. Jennifer lit a candle:
    04 Apr 2021
    Lit since April 4, 2021 at 4:50:21 PM

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    04 Apr 2021
    Lit since April 4, 2021 at 4:25:51 PM

  10. Katherine Lawlor lit a candle:
    04 Apr 2021
    Lit since April 4, 2021 at 4:04:40 PM

  11. Katherine Lawlor posted an image:
    04 Apr 2021
    We had a great time at doc fords having lunch together.
    We had a great time at doc fords having lunch together.

  12. Danny upp lit a candle:
    04 Apr 2021
    Lit since April 4, 2021 at 4:41:00 PM

  13. Susan Ehlert says:
    03 Apr 2021
    Rosie will always be the sweet little girl. Miss her dearly. xxoo

  14. Susan Ehlert lit a candle:
    03 Apr 2021
    Lit since April 3, 2021 at 4:21:17 AM

  15. Vivian Valentine says:
    02 Apr 2021
    Rosie I will miss you very much. These last 2 years of your recovery drew us closer together as sisters. Though tragedy brought us together we have many happy memories of the time we got to spend together. I cried with you, argued with you because we are both so stubborn and wanted our own ways but the best time together is you made me laugh. I was your straight man and we would joke about how we should have a TV show about our crazy family. Rosie you will always be the funny one (not John) and I will always be your straight man. You never let me forget, even after 40 years how I "killed" your dog Atlas with my dinner concoction I made one night and fed him 3 bowls and the next morning we found him stiff as board with his tongue hanging out! You loved Melissa Etheridge and I signed up for her fan club. This got us first dibs on tickets in the first 10 rows. We must have gone to at least 8 of her concerts together. At the Paramount in Oakland after the concert you made me follow her limo around the city to see where she was going but we gave up. We saw her in Seattle and after a great dinner by the water I locked the keys in the rental car and we still laugh about that. In San Francisco you were right at the front of the stage and got to shake her hand. That was a very special moment for you. There are many memories and stories to tell here but they will always be in my heart. Say hi to mom and grandma for me and I'll see you soon. The Rosie Show to be continued...................in heaven. XOXOXO

  16. Vivian Valentine lit a candle:
    02 Apr 2021
    Lit since April 2, 2021 at 4:49:38 AM

  17. Vivian Valentine posted an image:
    02 Apr 2021
    Enjoying a summer  evening
    Enjoying a summer evening

  18. Vivian Valentine posted an image:
    02 Apr 2021
    Her first summer with us, August 2019
    Her first summer with us, August 2019

  19. Vivian Valentine posted an image:
    02 Apr 2021
    Rosie and Tina; she loved our dogs Tina and Oscar and would have wanted her own dog someday
    Rosie and Tina; she loved our dogs Tina and Oscar and would have wanted her own dog someday

  20. Vivian Valentine posted an image:
    02 Apr 2021
    Rosie chillin' in her new lift chair
    Rosie chillin' in her new lift chair

  21. Vivian Valentine posted an image:
    02 Apr 2021
    Rosie's tattoo inspired by her favorite character on Orange is the New Black; she didn't even flinch when she got it done; she was so excited and proud and thought she was "cool"
    Rosie's tattoo inspired by her favorite character on Orange is the New Black; she didn't even flinch when she got it done; she was so excited and proud and thought she was "cool"

  22. Vivian Valentine posted an image:
    02 Apr 2021
    Jennifer her niece's bridal shower in our backyard in Colorado Springs
    Jennifer her niece's bridal shower in our backyard in Colorado Springs

  23. Vivian Valentine posted an image:
    02 Apr 2021
    Half Moon Bay, where we grew up
    Half Moon Bay, where we grew up

  24. Vivian Valentine posted an image:
    02 Apr 2021
    Rosie's favorite show this past year.  She probably went through the entire season at least 10 times!
    Rosie's favorite show this past year. She probably went through the entire season at least 10 times!

  25. Vivian Valentine posted an image:
    02 Apr 2021
    Rosie's first outing at Garden of the Gods park in Colorado Springs.  This is after her first stroke and we brought her home to live with us from CA in August 2019
    Rosie's first outing at Garden of the Gods park in Colorado Springs. This is after her first stroke and we brought her home to live with us from CA in August 2019

  26. Vivian Valentine posted an image:
    02 Apr 2021
    Rosie and Danny boy her favorite nephew
    Rosie and Danny boy her favorite nephew

  27. Vivian Valentine posted an image:
    02 Apr 2021
    Rosie and me at a Stevie Nicks tribute concert
    Rosie and me at a Stevie Nicks tribute concert

  28. Vivian Valentine posted an image:
    02 Apr 2021
    Rosie with her new cat Josie
    Rosie with her new cat Josie

  29. Obituary Admin posted an image:
    28 Mar 2021
    A favorite photo
    A favorite photo

  30. Obituary Admin posted an image:
    28 Mar 2021
    Rosie & family
    Rosie & family

  31. Obituary Admin posted an image:
    28 Mar 2021
    Rosie's Oatmeal Recipe
    Rosie's Oatmeal Recipe

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